Pick of the Day: Spinnervale

Spinnervale is a wonderfully creepy new experience created by Debi Baskerville. Here’s your first look at it! Debi explains the setup:

You’ve been invited to dinner, but your hosts have mysteriously disappeared. What happened to them?

The wife seems to have gone to look for her husaband. She left a note on the farmhouse door:

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You decide to go follow her, and you explore the menacing landscape.

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At one point you pick up a flashlight to explore a cavern. (I was unable to pick up a flashlight using my hand controllers in my VR headset, but you can type commands in the chat text box to pick up and drop a flashlight.)

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Debi did a really good job on this experience! It gave me a shiver up my spine.

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Outfit Outlay: Witch

Hallowe’en is coming soon, which is always a big deal in virtual worlds such as Second Life. Sansar will be no exception! (I do know that Hallowe’en is one of the favourite holidays of Jenn, the Lead Community Manager of both Second Life and Sansar.)

Linden Lab is helping to promote Hallowe’en in Sansar with not one but two big contests: one contest for top avatar attachments (including a best Hallowe’en attachement) and a second contest for scariest Hallowe’en experience.

So today we turn to the Sansar Store to pick out three items by Debi Baskerville that you can use to create a complete witch outfit. First there’s a witch’s hat complete with netting, selling for S$100 (about US$1.00 or CDN$1.23):

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You can add to this a witch’s black cloak, also for sale for S$100:

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And as a finishing touch, a witch’s broom (also for S$100):

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So for a total outfit outlay of S$300 (about US$3.00 or CDN$3.70), you can put together a look that is ready for the trick-or-treaters on Hallowe’en! Here Vanity Fair is sporting the complete witch’s outfit at the Lord Byron Vampire Village, a suitably Hallowe’eny experience! Note that the black cloak is a static attachment, and so it doesn’t move with the avatar’s body the way that a fitmesh clothing item would in Second Life.

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But Bjorn Laurin, Vice President of Product at Linden Lab, has apparently gone on record at last Friday’s product meetup that we can expect to see an avatar fashion market (complete with cloth physics!) before the end of 2017, which is exciting news! This is sooner than Bjorn’s original estimated delivery date of March 2018, as reported earlier. I’m eagerly looking forward to this development!

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